It’s that time of year when the leaves start to fall off the trees, bears start prepping for hibernation and most signs of life start to disappear for the winter months. Myself included. Anyone who knows me, knows that the minute the temperature gauge drops below 90 I immediately have a scowl on my face. Born a true summer baby, I should be living on a beach in the middle of the Pacific. But, alas - Dallas, TX it is. So why is it, that these falling temps are putting a smile on my face?
I have spent the last few months within the three walls of my cube in my own work induced recluse from the world. Aside from a few rare celebrity appearances for baby showers or birthdays, it’s all been about being off the grid. With that light at the end of the tunnel starting to shine bright and strong, it’s beginning to feel more like the night before Christmas. Santa better watch out, I’ve got enough jolly in me to take out all his little elves and enough job loyalty to take on the workshop myself. On second thought, let’s leave the toy building to the experts.
This year, fall is not going to be a catalyst for my winter wind down. Nope, it’s going to be sign of life to come. Oh yes, that means I’m going to read your updated Facebook statuses within minutes of posting. I’m going to be the first to “heart” your Instagram pictures – well, maybe. No longer will I be going through pages and pages of Perez Hilton trying to get caught up on the latest celebrity scoop. I’m finally going to stop being “that friend” who always uses work as an excuse to miss out on a good time. We all know I’m honest enough to just say “I’m feeling lazy” when I don’t want to do something. OH the things I have to catch up on - TV, movies, friends, books, LIFE! Though, the happiest person may be none other than Jaykishan. How his patience didn’t run out with my Dr. Freeze personality these last few months may make him Marvel’s newest Ironman.
Anytime I get busy like this - work or personal - I always tell myself I will not let it consume me. But, as I’m learning, I’m still a work in progress. Rome wasn’t built in one day and I definitely have a long way to go. Until then, I am going to take these little victories and do my little victory dance!
The temps are dropping and its creating a smile on my face.